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[proh-tee-noid, -tee-uh-] /ˈproʊ tiˌnɔɪd, -ti ə-/
noun, Biochemistry.
a polymer of amino acids resembling a biological polypeptide but formed abiotically: suggested as a possible intermediate in protein development during primitive earth conditions.
Origin of proteinoid
First recorded in 1955-60; protein + -oid Unabridged
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proteinoid in Medicine

proteinoid pro·tein·oid (prōt'n-oid', prō'tē-noid')
A proteinlike polypeptide formed abiotically from amino acid mixtures in the presence of heat, it may resemble early evolutionary forms of protein.

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